Leverage continent’s growing population, Veep tips Africa
Published On November 10, 2023 » 1042 Views» By Times Reporter » HOME SLIDE SHOW, SHOWCASE
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. VICE-PRESIDENT W.K Mutale-Nalumango delivers her keynote address at the official opening of the African Population Experts Committee and Ministers in charge of population meeting on the Addis Ababa Declaration on Population and Development Summit at the Mulungushi International Conference centre in Lusaka yesterday. Picture by ROYD SIBAJENE/ZANIS

By SHARON KALIMBULA –
VICE-PRESIDENT W.K Mutale-Nalumango has called on African countries to leverage the continent’s growing population for robust growth and enhanced prosperity.
She said that the population of Africa was poised to grow from 1.5 billion people to nearly 2.5 billion people by 2050 and would be the youngest and fastest growing population in the world.
Ms Mutale-Nalumango said this demographic trend coupled with the abundant natural resources presented an array of opportunities for robust and inclusive growth for Africa and the entire global population.

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